The first annual City Paper Comics Contest's introduction asks, "Where did we go wrong?" First place goes to C. Kang and S. Kang's Taste Like Chicken, winning the strip a place in the paper every week for a year. Coming in second is Dwayne Johnson's Maximum Man. Tied for third are Robert T. Balder's /Partially Clips/ and Tony Hatzigiannakis' Monkey Tails. Also, the losers. Tim Kreider's feature reflects on post-Sept. 11 Manhattan. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on a school movement to form gay-straight alliances. The Nose bemoans the closing of New Song Family Health Center in Sandtown-Winchester. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life gauges drought's impact on the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly. Christopher Myers' How's it Going? gets answers from Bob Davis, Brian Grossman, and Robin Adkins. The Mail has letters from E. Hochschild, Eric Easton, Henry Cohen, Geraldo Rivera, Amanda Malone, Annie Wilson, Andrew Christie, and Katie Moore. The columns are: Brian Morton's Political Animal, on what's wrong with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's gubernatorial campaign; Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks; and Mink Stole's Think Mink, on lease-breaking love and old-man crushes. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Imprints: Heather Joslyn likes Frederick Reuss' novel, The Wasties and is happy Sarah Vowell is showing signs of growing up with The Partly Cloudy Patriot; and Michael Anft wizens up with Richard Russo's The Whore's Child and Other Stories. Mike Giuliano, in Art, has mixed feelings about a mixed-media exhibit at School 33 Art Center. Brennen Jensen's Stage reports on the demise of AXIS Theatre. In Music, Michaelangelo Matos endures mash-up compilations and Vincent Williams hopes Lil' Bow Wow can handle the streets. Bret McCabe's No Cover profiles Joyce Scott and her Diva-Licious benefit for the Women's Housing Coalition. In Film: John Barry covers Mark Street's Baltimore-based movie, At Home and Asea; Ian Grey thinks /24 Hour Party People is really all about Michael Winterbottom, Barbershop is a "flawed delight," and Swimfan is actually a horror flick; and Adele Marley finds Mostly Martha pleasingly conventional.